18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria and then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmitos Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas travel itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Maspalomas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Maspalomas is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Maspalomas at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Corralejo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. May in Corralejo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Isla de Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Montana Roja. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and stroll through Playa del papagayo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Jardin de Cactus
Highlights from your plan
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

2
nights
Seville

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 4th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Seville day trip website .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in June, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico, contemplate the long history of Universidad de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca road trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Seville in June, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Retiro Park, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, Madrid is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel, and finally stroll through Cala Comte. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Walking Ibiza and then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ibiza Town: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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